Monday, February 23, 2009

US Airways Starts Offering Up Free Sodas Again


After realizing that charging for soft drinks was a little too chintzy even for an airline, US Airways is changing its tune.

The soda’s on the house—when on the plane. US Airways is going back to giving free soft drinks and coffee to passengers. In a memo to employees, Chief Executive Doug Parker says the free drink service will resume in March. The airline is planning to announce the change today.

Last summer, US Airways started charging $2 for soda, juice, coffee and bottled water in coach cabins on domestic flights. Other airlines have instituted new fees for things like checked bags and pillows. But US Airways was the only carrier to charge for non-alcoholic beverages.

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